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Malaysian Indian leaders set for fiery political debate
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 24 (IANS) Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) chief S. Samy Vellu has challenged his arch rival S. Subramaniam to a public debate. And the latter has accepted the challenge ahead of the party's plenary next month.

Monday, August 24, 2009 1:07:14 PM

Hindus in Malaysia mark Ganesh Chaturthi
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 24 (IANS) Hindu temples all over Malaysia Sunday saw huge crowds of devotees celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi.

Monday, August 24, 2009 10:29:43 AM

Karzai rival alleges poll irregularities
Kabul, Aug 24 (IANS) A rival candidate has alleged irregularities in the Aug 20 Afghan presidential elections and warned they could affect the outcome, the Online news agency reported.

Monday, August 24, 2009 4:18:05 AM

Drought affects 4.6 million in China
Beijing, Aug 23 (Xinhua) China's anti-drought authority has urged for more efforts to fight drought in the north of the country that is affecting some 4.6 million people, and warned of a possible drought in the south.

Sunday, August 23, 2009 5:29:52 PM

Koreas hold fresh talks as Kim Dae-Jung is buried
Seoul, Aug 23 (DPA) Tens of thousands of South Koreans and international delegates attended the state funeral for former president and Nobel peace laureate Kim Dae Jung Sunday, which also prompted talks with North Korean envoys after months of stalled negotiations.

Sunday, August 23, 2009 4:36:56 PM

Seven Afghan troops, two Taliban killed in post-poll violence
Kabul, Aug 23 (DPA) Seven Afghan troops and two Taliban militants were killed in clashes two days after nationwide assaults by the rebels aimed at disrupting the elections, officials said Sunday.

Sunday, August 23, 2009 4:26:27 PM

China tightens grip on Tibet's biggest festival
Lhasa, Aug 23 (IANS) Nearly 18 months after the eruption of protests led by Tibetan monks in Lhasa that turned into widespread riots, China this month tightened its grip on the former Buddhist kingdom's grandest religious festival to show who's in control.

Sunday, August 23, 2009 1:49:36 PM

Dhaka fetes its cricketing 'tigers'
Dhaka, Aug 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina described the country's cricket team, which scored back-to-back series victory against West Indies and Zimbabwe, as 'tigers' and promised measures to promote the game.

Sunday, August 23, 2009 12:15:19 PM

Dhaka wants more information from Delhi on Tipaimukh dam
Dhaka, Aug 23 (IANS) Ahead of Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni's visit to India Sep 7, Dhaka wants more information on Delhi's plan to build Tipaimukh dam in Manipur state, a senior official has said.

Sunday, August 23, 2009 11:07:37 AM

Dhaka not to recognise Kosovo: official
Dhaka, Aug 23 (IANS) Bangladesh has decided not to recognise Kosovo as an independent Balkan state, rejecting a request from the US.

Sunday, August 23, 2009 10:32:55 AM

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